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« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2014, 01:54:52 PM »

Hi Smitty
Your ute is going to look fantastic when it is finished by the way I have 2 tailgates here can I send them to you to make one good one for me?  Grin Roll Eyes your has come out fantastic. Can I ask where you got the skin.

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Neil H

Hey Neil,

Wouldn't want to do it again anytime soon, but really it wasn't that hard. They are fairly solid so don't loose there shape easily. I got the skin from Craig up in QLD. The skin didn't fit at all and was way to long so we had to cut it down to shape. I did buy it over a year ago so they may be better now but wouldn't be sure.
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« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2014, 01:59:49 PM »

Station wagons different to ute DJ or id be onto it..



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Oops, shows I don't have a ute. We know a block who restores them though.
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« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2014, 01:18:25 PM »

Don't mean to hijack the thread Smitty but I'd be interested in the name of the guys DJ and any contact you might have.

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« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2014, 10:00:34 PM »

Notched another thing off the list this weekend. Continued on the body work witch is looking like it will be done in a few weeks. After looking through a thousand thread on multiply forums I decided to bight the bullet and get the seatbelts but in.

Had a chat with the guy who is going to blue slip it and he didn't seam to fussed but gave me the requirements ect. Was super glad he allowed them to plated to the rear parcel shelf wall and not on my beautifully painted floor as it would have made a mess. I was dreading the pillar post but ended up being simple as with a hole already in the top of the pillar was was easy to just drop it down do up the bolt and then spot weld it in. 

Pictures below, I tried to take a few extra as I couldn't find to many images related to seatbelts in other threads. Might help someone else one day.









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« Reply #104 on: July 20, 2014, 10:01:44 PM »




*Mind the beautiful welds to the right of this one haha

Anyway, maybe these will come in handy to someone one day.
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« Reply #105 on: September 14, 2014, 08:17:39 PM »

Hello again,

Thought I would put a post up after a month or so. The body work has finally been completed on the car  Grin. I'm extremely glad to see the back end of this part of the project. I will not miss the sanding and defiantly not the hours cleaning up the workshop after every weekend.

Today i finished up the final part the cowl vent. Some how one of the brackets that held the tilting section on had been completely torn off and the other hanging by a thread. Fixed up the one side that was there and made up a new bracket for the other side.

I feel like a job like this would have taken me a whole day when I first started but has easily able to fix up fit and test it in a couple of hours. Its always great to see progress in the build but for me its great to see that after a couple of years or work I am seeing some progress in the way I can attack a challenge, break it into parts and accomplish something that I thought I wouldn't be able to.

The car is by no means perfect and every gap isn't spot on but am stocked I have even got to this point. Cant wait to get it back with a bit of paint and start the long process of getting everything back on the car. Couple of pics below







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« Reply #106 on: September 14, 2014, 08:22:31 PM »

Well done Smitty. Great progress.

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« Reply #107 on: September 15, 2014, 07:16:49 AM »

Nice job, have you any colours in mind?
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« Reply #108 on: September 15, 2014, 09:52:10 AM »

Thanks Graig,

It will be going back to its original colour adobe Beige. You can see the wheels have already been painted.
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« Reply #109 on: September 15, 2014, 02:47:00 PM »

Nice, Old school look. Got to love the originals Grin
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« Reply #110 on: November 13, 2014, 11:40:45 AM »

Howdy all,

Haven't had much progress recently as the car has been out of my hands for a month or so. Car is now back from its final touch ups at the body shop and hit the paint booth for the first time over the weekend. Getting excited now to see it all back together and start the final step of the project.

Snapped a couple of pics so enjoy and ill add a few more when the rest of the car is done.









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Mark

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« Reply #111 on: November 13, 2014, 12:18:12 PM »

Looking really good Mark.  Won't be long now  Smiley
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« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2014, 09:03:09 AM »

Car is now Painted  Grin Grin Grin

Got my first look at it yesterday and it looks amazing. Couple of areas to fix up that the painter noticed but nothing to big.

Really keen now to get back into it but booked solid for the next few weekends.

Plan will be to get the front and rear windscreen on as the car still sits outside, then all the bolt on bits and pieces. My dad will start doing the wiring harness shortly as well.

Couple more pics below;







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« Reply #113 on: November 21, 2014, 09:55:19 AM »

Love the new paint. Moving along very well.
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« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2014, 10:08:38 AM »

Paint looks great.

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« Reply #115 on: November 21, 2014, 10:48:41 AM »

Even just preparation and setting up the work area for the next bit is progress, but what you have done there is having a good dip.
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« Reply #116 on: November 21, 2014, 11:27:38 AM »

Looking great, you need to relocate some other things from the shed, this old girl deserves her place right now as the work you have done needs protecting even more so now.

Craig
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« Reply #117 on: November 21, 2014, 11:33:38 AM »

Looks really cool!!!  Grin
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« Reply #118 on: November 21, 2014, 07:27:21 PM »

Looking great Mark!

Could you share the name of the colour? Would it be Indian Ivory? I only ask as I'll be doing mine in this colour.

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« Reply #119 on: November 21, 2014, 07:47:58 PM »

Looking Great Mark  Smiley

Marc pretty sure the ute is painted in Adobe Beige.

Cheers Stewy   Cool
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